Publishing in the right journal

The decision on where to publish your research is a critical one. Having invested so much in your research, you need to publish in a journal that will present your research in the best way possible and reach the right target audience. The choice of journal may also affect career advancement, professional reputation, and funding opportunities. How then do you make this all important decision? Here are some tips;

  1. If you opt for open access publishing, the Directory of Open Access Journals is a useful guide
  2. The SCImago Journal & Country Rank portal will aid you in selecting a journal on your subject as well as give you the impact factor of the journal
  3. Some publishers make the process easier by providing a platform which can recommend a journal based on your title and abstract. Some of these are;
    a. Springer Journal Suggester
    b. Wiley Journal Finder
    c. Elsevier Journal Finder
    d. IEEE Publication Recommender

Most of the journal suggesters give you important journal information such as Journal impact factor, publication timelines and acceptance rate.This information will aid in making an informed decision

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